Shining Shore Exercise a success

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BELAIT

THE Shining Shore Exercise 2016 concluded yesterday with its chief assessor expressing his satisfaction over the performance of the participants in handling the injected oil-spill situation while meeting the set objectives.

According to a statement from the Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP) Sdn Bhd, the scenario involved a vessel belonging to Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC) Sdn Bhd colliding with the Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd’s loading jetty in Lumut.

The collision resulted in a tier 2 oil spill response, requiring national attention due to the high possibility of the spill reaching the shores of the Anduki area.

Objectives of the exercise include ensuring the safety of 39 seafarers, said Jasni Hj Narawi, who is also the head of Learning in Health, Safety, Security and Environment and Social Performance at Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP) Sdn Bhd.

While the oil spill remained a concern, Jasni said that the management committee also decided to look into other aspects, particularly in planning for business continuity in the oil and gas industry.

The planning, said Jasni, took into consideration the efforts to ensure Brunei’s international clients remain confident that the country is capable of supplying oil and gas to their countries.

In evaluating the exercise, the chief assessor said that one of the most important key areas considered was how effective the collaboration between the 400 participants – coming from BSP, BGC and Brunei LNG, as well as government agencies under the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan Management Committee – handled the situation.

“Based on my observations, these people communicated excellently with one another, and that in itself was very impressive,” he said.

The Brunei Times